2018 Fall Mini Sessions | Maine Lifestyle Photographer

Fall is coming! 

It's that time of year again! Time for our annual fall mini sessions. Last year the mini sessions booked out and I opened a second day. Booking was opened early to my e-mail subscribers and there are only a few session slots left. 

This year's minis are going to be held at McDougal Orchards and they're going to be the best ones yet. I am fully booked this fall so if you were hoping to book a session, this is your chance. I'm going to have a small and simple set up for more posed sitting portraits and then we'll also do more lifestyle posing like usual. 

Here are the details:

20 minutes
10 digital images included (with the option to purchase more)
Personal use printing rights
Saturday, October 6th {Rain Date: Sunday, October 7th}
McDougal Orchards, Springvale ME

These mini sessions are open for families, kids, couples, engagement, & maternity.

Ready to book?! Of course you are. Here is the link to the booking page: https://daniellelachancephotography.com/mini-sessions/


Carter Maternity Session Sneak Peek | Maine Family Photographer

Hey guys!

This week has been crazy busy but it's the best kind of busy. The kind of busy that leaves your heart feeling so full you don't even know if you can handle it. A couple nights ago, I met up with the Carter family to do their maternity pictures. Here is a little sneak peek for you all! Keep your eyes out for their full blog post in the next couple weeks.


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Colangelo Mini Session | Maine Family Photographer

This morning I wanted to take a minute to share another session from my Mother's Day "Mommy & Me" mini sessions. We did the session in the morning at the Little River Flower Farm in Buxton, Maine. It's a beautiful farm that offers pick-your-own flowers and has a beautiful wedding site on location. They also do pick-your-own blueberries. And they should be ready right around July 4th! I can't wait to take the girls down there to pick our own everything!

Mommy & Me Mini Sessions | Maine Family Photographer

Hi all!

As my newsletter subscribers already know, I'm excited to share that I'm offering Mommy & Me mini sessions in honor of Mother's Day! You heard right (sorry dads), mini sessions for just the mommas. Here's the rundown..

Saturday, May 6, 2017

$100 - 15 minutes - 5 digital images (with option to purchase more) - Print release

Buxton, ME

As mothers we have a lot of things in common and a lot of difference. We come in different sizes and styles, but one common thing that I think we all have in common is that we aren't in the frame enough. Sure, we are taking pictures of our children, our families, our lives, but how often are we actually in the pictures? We all have different reasons that this happens and a lot of the time, it's really not intentional. But I want you to think about the pictures from your childhood. How many pictures of your mother do you have? Chances are, not as many as you'd like. 

It will be a day full of moms and their kids, making a conscious decision to capture these fleeting memories. When our children are grown, we'll be able to look back on this day and remember how we felt. A mother's love is a powerful and beautiful thing. Let's capture it together and savor these moments and freeze time for just a minute. 

I created this cute little graphic with the basic details about the sessions. Feel free to share it around. 

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
— Aaron Siskind

So once more..

Saturday, May 6. $100, 15 minutes of shooting, 5 digital images with the option to purchase more, print release. 

The session fee is required to reserve the time slot. The fee is nonrefundable but is transferable. The sessions will go as planned unless there is heavy rain in which case, there will be a few reschedule dates available. You can pay via check, cash or credit card. Click the button below, select May 6, & claim your spot today.

<3 Danielle

3 Ways to Prepare Your Children for Your Upcoming Session

Here’s the scenario: You’ve been scouring the internet and social media for the past few weeks searching for the *perfect* photographer for your family. After a lot of recommendations, research, and thought, you did it. You pushed the button and have officially booked a family session. You’re so excited to finally be able to have some beautiful images; that you are in; hanging in your home. Then you turn around and see your toddler standing in the middle of the room wearing nothing but a diaper with a crayon up his nose. You announce to the rest your family that the session has been booked and your big kids groan and roll their eyes.

Don’t worry. I’m here to let you know it’s going to be ok. If you’re anything like me, you like to be prepared. So today, I’m going to give you 3 ways to prepare your children for your upcoming family session. I swear, they seem simple but I use these with my own children and they never fail.



1.    Don’t Stress.

Of course, this is easier said than done but just breath mama. I am also a mother and believe it or not, my kids don’t usually like doing pictures. I get it. But let me take the stress from you. It’s not yours anymore. Your job is just be excited and have fun. When we are stressed, our kids pick up on it. Even the littlest ones. If they can sense your anxiety, they may start to become anxious themselves. This can’t be a fun experience if Mom is clearly stressing about it, right?! Keep the tone upbeat. I would even recommend telling them that you all are going to be going to the park, beach, wherever the session is going to happen and your wonderful, goofy friend Danielle is going to tag along and take some pictures.



2.    Give them permission to be themselves.

This one is huge. It might be the most important advice I can give any of my clients. I am capturing your family’s dynamic and your personalities. Reassure your children that it will be fun, and that they are allowed and encouraged to be themselves. All children are unique and awesome, and I want to get to know who they really are. It may seem small and a bit silly but you’d be surprised how much pressure this can relieve for them.


3.    Include them.

This may sound odd, but include them. Let them know that this is not something they are doing for you, but something you are all doing together, for each other. Let them help pick out the outfits or accessories. Ask their opinions on the location choice. Let them ask questions, show them my website. See what pictures are their favorites. Children of all ages love to be included and help. This is a subtle way to get them invested and excited for the day.  



I hope that these tips will be helpful for you. I am just as excited about these sessions as you are and I can’t wait to meet your family.



Walker Family | Biddeford Maine Family Photographer

It may be too early to say this, but it feels like Spring is making it's way to Maine. Last week, the temperatures got into the low 50's a few different times. And it looks like more warm weather is coming next week. Keith Carson claims Winter isn't over yet and we shouldn't get attached to the high temps so I guess I'll just be cautiously optimistic. 

We're all back in school now after February vacation. Unfortunately, most of our free week was spent at home because both girls had colds. We did manage to get out on Saturday to see the Lego Batman movie. It was a big hit. I love it when kids movies can be enjoyable for both the kids and the adults. Though, being honest, I love all kid movies. It's kind of ridiculous. My husband jokes that one of the main reason I had children was so I would have an excuse to go see kid movies in the theaters, haha. Definitely one of my favorite perks to motherhood.

I'm glad we got out when we did because that night, Lil and I both ended up getting a stomach bug. Thankfully, we're both feeling better now and I'm hoping that we're done with colds and stomach bugs for a while.

Last week, I met up with the Walker family at one of my new favorite spots in Biddeford. If you saw my story on snapchat, it was the stinky place. LOL. Seriously though, I don't think I've ever smelled anything so bad. The trail moves away from the marsh/ocean though so as soon as we got onto it, we escaped the smell. Note to self: Check the tides before scheduling sessions.

I wasn't sure how the trail was going to be so we all wore our rain boots. Which turned out to be a good decision. The trail was much snowier than I expected and there were multiple spots where the snow went up over the girls' boots. I felt so bad that their poor feet were getting wet and cold. We took our time getting to the end of the trail which was where we did most of the portraits with many stops to empty out boots. Those little girls were awesome. They made it down the whole trail which was just over a mile in & out. They're so beautiful and can we just pause for a moment and say THAT. HAIR. THOUGH. All 3 of them have the most gorgeous hair, I'm a bit envious. 

Heading into March, I have a few spots available towards the end of the month. 

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